Love's negative dialectic in Henry James's 'The Golden Bowl'

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Abstract

In literay romance love operates as a narrative point of access, suspension and ending--every element works toward its ultimate consummation. However, in the novels of Henry James, including 'The Golden Bowl', love is not fulfilled becuase it is intrinsically flawed. Here the broken nature of love is examined through two key philosophers, Jean-Luc Nancy and Martha Nussbaum, providing a rich theoretical dimension to the question of love's representation. Ultimately, what will be addressed is how love's negative dialectic is elemental to narrative, thinking, and subjectivity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophy and Literature
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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